“As we step into the new year, two longstanding packaging companies announce a partnership to reduce plastic use in the produce industry. Boston-based Arrowfarms has made a commitment to using Kwik Lok’s plant-based Eco-Lok™ bag closure on its poly bags, reducing the amount of petroleum-based plastic used in packaging.
Yakima-based Kwik Lok released its Eco-Lok product earlier this year, utilizes a resin made from renewable plant-based carbohydrates like corn and potatoes. It emits fewer greenhouse gases in production compared to traditional closures and reduces the amount of petroleum-based plastic used overall.
The new Eco-Lok product is formulated with a plant-based biopolymer called NuPlastiQ® that requires up to 20% fewer greenhouse gas emissions to produce than standard plastic bag closures. Eco-Lok maintains the qualities of existing Kwik Lok plastic closures – they are printable, reusable and metal detector compatible.”